FURE Scholarship

2023 FURE Scholarship Application

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Underwater Research and Education (FURE), we are pleased to announce that FURE Scholarships are available to deserving students and will be awarded in June 2023 to selected applicants. A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant.

Scholarship Details:

Purpose: To inspire students to delve into broad areas of underwater sciences, engineering and technologies, to encourage pursuit of academic studies and careers in the sciences and engineering, and to support the conduct of scientific, technical, engineering and math related exercises that enhances students’ knowledge.

Eligibility: Individuals who are graduating high school students or college students who have displayed an interest in human-powered submarining and related activities and are pursuing degrees related to the marine sciences, engineering, or related fields at an accredited institution.  This scholarship is intended to assist in postsecondary education expenses.

Award Evaluation and Criteria:

  1. Response to essays:
    1. Why do the underwater sciences interest you?
    2. Who or what inspires you?
    3. What is your history with human-powered submarines?
    4. Why are you the best candidate for this scholarship?
  2. Three Letters of Recommendation (two professional and one personal)
  3. Scholastic achievement
  4. Community involvement
  5. Extra-curricular activities

Award Amount: At least one annual award of $1500 will be made, however the amount and number of awards can vary annually based on the number of qualified candidates and availability of funds.

Awardee Requirements: Submission of a written report (no more than two pages) summarizing the benefit of the award and how it was used within 1 year of receipt.

Completed applications must be submitted via email (or postmarked if mailed) no later than April 24, 2023. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Justin Chase at FURE.Scholarship@internationalsubmarineraces.org